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8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
+33 5 53 35 15 15
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
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French, European
8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

We had heard about this restaurant, but it exceeded all expectations. The courtyard is most attractive with one large and 2 small tables. The amuse bouche was just the beginning. Everything the 5 of us had was perfect, culminating with a delicious mixture of petit...More

1  Thank RosieannieD
Reviewed 28 August 2012

This is a fabulous restaurant with an imaginative menu, impeccable service, super wine and above all is absolutely delicious. My girlfriend is raving about it... and so am I!

Date of visit: August 2012
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 21 August 2012

what a nice and cosy place with very friendly service and outstanding food. We've been there three times and always anjoyed the stay at L'Essentiel a lot.

Date of visit: June 2012
Thank Ulrike70
Reviewed 28 July 2012

Seated on the quiet terrace, my meal started with a refreshing trilogy of tomatoes as an amouse bouche. The girolles in a delicate pastry was accompanied by a perfect piece of hot foie gras. The veal with girolles & truffle potato were a perfect match,...More

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank Condor1950
Reviewed 26 July 2012

We have been coming here for 5 years so our special meal yesterday was no 'flash in the pan'. The choice at lunch included several good wines by the glass [try the honeyed Monbazillac]. Quite the most marvellous food from the tomato amuse bouche, through...More

Date of visit: July 2012
Thank Susan B
Reviewed 25 June 2012

The restaurant has not much of view, rather small dining rooms linked together.. can get a little claustrophobic when the dinner gets too long and the rooms gets a little warm... Must say that all the dishes was created with much passion as they all...More

Date of visit: June 2012
Thank KBWU
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Run by a husband and wife team - they greeted us at the door on arrival - L'Essentiel offers excellent value for money and superb cuisine. Polished friendly service - we enjoyed sitting out on the rear terrace next to a tinkling fountain - was...More

Date of visit: June 2012
2  Thank RogerTomlinson
Reviewed 19 April 2012

A wonderful lunch experience. The amouse bouche was a light avocado mousse, served with herbs, a tasty dressing & a parmesan biscuit. The cepe mushroom croustillant on a bed of scallops was magnificent. Noisette of chicken with hot foie gras & a truffled potato gratin...More

Date of visit: April 2012
1  Thank Condor1950
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Four "Foodies" had a 2 1/2 hour lunch here and loved every moment. The tiny upper section of the dining area was peaceful. We began with 4 exquisite amuse bouche, enjoyed a 4 course prix fixe lunch and shared a bottle of wine; our half...More

Date of visit: February 2012
1  Thank virginia70
Reviewed 16 November 2011

We usually have high expectations of a one star and we were not disappointed. The day was perfect. Quite warm for Oct. 1 and we had lunch on the rear patio. Everything was perfect. The food was imaginative and delicious. The price was reasonable. We...More

Date of visit: October 2011
Thank ABQMiMi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue de la Clarte, 24000, Perigueux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Perigueux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 35 15 15
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